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Flat roof solar systems need to consider wind speed


A typical flat-roof solar plant can withstand wind speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph). You should also consider wind speed during the design phase of your solar racking system. Especially if you are in an area with wind speeds exceeding 180 kilometers per hour (110 mph), you must ensure that your solar panels can withstand the strong winds.

Additionally, you will need to specify wind speed requirements for your solar rack manufacturer. This enables them to provide you with the correct type of panel support, if increased thickness or number of structural profiles may be required. Moreover, they will advise you on how you should install the support system, whether it is a tripod, ballast system, concrete-based or any other type.

What's more, when installing solar panels on a flat roof, you need to make sure the installer follows the drawings. This way, you can avoid any damage to your solar modules when strong winds blow.

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